Distribution of unused livestock quota trips
Minnesota 4-H Youth Development believes that participation in competitive events enhances the depth and breadth of the learning and leading experience. Minnesota 4-H wants to provide as many 4-H members as possible the opportunity to experience the Minnesota State Fair judging process.
To ensure that as many youth as possible have the opportunity to participate in a livestock experience at the Minnesota State Fair, staff and volunteers are asked to follow the process outlined below for the distribution of unused livestock quota trips.
- Each county has a pre-determined quota per species for state fair trips.
- Judges are expected and should be coached to develop a state fair lineup extensive enough to fill all quota trips.
- Only blue ribbon exhibits/exhibitors are eligible for state fair advancement (grade and LQA&E requirements must be met).
- When a state fair lineup is exhausted and there are trips left available in a species area, one of the following recommendations is to be put in order to distribute the remaining trips. The process is at the discretion of the county 4-H program coordinator in consultation with the livestock PDC(s).
- Any remaining unused trips are open to transfer species to species in the following manner: Sheep/Swine, Dairy/Beef, Rabbit/Poultry, and Market Goat/Dairy Goat. Pigeon, Lama, Horse and Dog trips are not interchangeable.
- All blue ribbon exhibits within a species area that are interested in a state fair trip experience (but were not a part of the state fair lineup) would become part of a “lottery system” wherein the name of the 4-H member is put into a drawing (one time/member) and random selection occurs.